udbflash_osx_smallUbuntu has long provided tools that made it easy to install the new Ubuntu phone images to your device, taking care of finding the right images and latest versions for you. While this worked great, it was only available to current users of the Ubuntu desktop. But now Ubuntu engineer Alex Chiang has provided a set of instructionsfor getting the same easy installation options on Mac OSX.

Though similar to the process that Ubuntu desktop users have access to, the setup does require some additional tools be installed by the user. In the end, though, it will provide the same ease of installation and updating that is offered on Ubuntu desktops.

These instructions feature a new flashing tool called udbflash, a future replacement to the existing phablet-flash tool, which is written in Go and designed to be more easily ported to other operating systems and environments (as showcased here on OSX).